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COVID-19 Housing and Rental Relief Resources

We're here to help tenants and homeowners in Bergen, Hudson and Passaic Counties.

As of May 2021:

Passaic County COVID-19 Rental Relief

The Passaic County Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP), can help low and moderate-income tenants pay past overdue rent, as far back as March 13, 2020. Applications will be accepted beginning May 17, 2021.

For more information and to sign up for updates, visit:

Murphy Administration Announces Second Phase of Rental Assistance Program

Recognizing that New Jersey residents continue to need rental assistance during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Murphy Administration announced that the application period for a second phase of the COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program will open on March 22, 2021. The federally-funded program will provide approximately $353 million in rental assistance to low- and moderate-income households that have had a substantial reduction in income as a result of the pandemic, including those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

Applicants for the COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program Phase II (CVERAP Phase II) may be eligible for up to 12 months of rental assistance to help pay for rent arrears incurred after March 13, 2020, and future rent to the extent that funds are available.

CVERAP Phase II applications can be submitted online starting at 9 a.m. on March 22 with the use of a personal computer, laptop, smartphone, or tablet at

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Those who are experiencing housing issues such as inability to pay rent or harassment by landlords are encouraged to contact our office without waiting until you receive court papers or eviction orders, as we are often better able to assist you at an early stage of your problem. Please contact us at


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